Thursday, November 17, 2016

October 24,2016

De tijd is zo snell, voorbij gegaan! The weeks keep getting faster and faster. We've been working very hard this week and we're excited for our investigators.

We've finally found more investigators that have committed to coming to church. We're working on bringing members by to help them progress. Chandra is still doing very well. We showed her a picture of the temple this last week and it really got her excited to go. It's awesome how strong of a desire she has to get baptised. We had a really spiritual lesson with her about baptism that will really help her progress. She's doing very well.

We're also got back in contact with Ritchelle this week! She had been house sitting somewhere else for a few weeks so we didn't get the chance to visit her until this last week. We reviewed the Restoration and SHE asked us for another baptismal date! She even remembered her old one which is cool. We've started making baptismal calendars to give to our progressing investigators so they can see everything that needs to happened before they get baptised. Ritchelle is very excited to start following the lessons again.

We also found another really cool investigator this week named Peter. He's a native English speaker which is weird to give the lessons in English. We were worried at first about how he'd react to the Book of Mormon, having a very active Christian background. He loves it though, and is almost done with 1 Nephi. Another one of the countless miracles the Book of Mormon has wrought. The spirit is always very strong in the lessons we have with him, and he gives us the best answers too. In talking about the Plan of Salvation, we asked him where he thinks we can from, and he responded by saying "Well, we came from where we want to go"! I never thought of the Plan of Salvation like that haha.

We're working to get the members in our area more active in the conversion process of our investigators. We had a fun experience this week after the Primary President for Wanica branch asked me if I could accompany the Primary for their Primary program here in a couple of weeks. Me, Elder Voigt, and our branch mission leader spent second hour of church with the primary, helping the primary conductor teach the children a new Dutch primary song.

A new scripture that I've been pondering about this week was in Helaman 15:7, saying And behold, ye do know of yourselves, for ye have witnessed it, that as many of them as are brought to the knowledge of the truth.. and are led to believe the holy scriptures, yea, the prophecies of the holy prophets, which are written, which leadeth them to faith on the Lord, and unto repentance, which faith and repentance bringeth change of heart unto them.
The more I think about the power of the Atonement and the joy of the gospel, the more I think about change. Change is wrought by repentance, which is one of the largest and most difficult steps of the gospel. Lasting change comes from listening to the prophets and the scriptures, the sources the Lord has given us to learn the gospel. I know it is the role of the scriptures and the prophets to convey the gospel in a way that will enable us to understand the gospel.

Have another great week! Wees netjes!!

Ik hou van jullie!!!

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